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Umkhokha: The Curse Teasers - March 2023

Written by TVSA Team from the blog Umkhokha: The Curse Teasers on 01 Mar 2023
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It's almost time for the premiere of Mzansi Magic's Umkhokha spin-off Umkhokha: The Curse.

As we mentioned here, it replaces DiepCity on 6 March at 20h30 and follows events leading up to the 13-part series which originally aired on the channel in late 2021.

If you missed it or need a reminder of what it was about, you'll find everything you need to know here: TVSA Umkhokha Show Page

This new telenovela explores how and when all that begin.

How did the mega-church, Ithempeli Lenkosi, become a deadly battleground?

On the casting front: Deli Malinga, Sibonile Ngubane, Nay Maps and Hope Mbhele reprise their roles as MaMzobe, Difa, Siphamandla and MaBusi.

Daniel Hadebe and Gcinile Nkosi join the cast as MaNzimande and Reggie, replacing Sthandiwe Kgoroge and Mondli Makhoba who originally played these roles. 

Here's a first look at the opening storylines:

Monday 6 March 2023
Episode 1 

This is Who I Am


Thenjiwe Mzobe is exposed as being a witch and a liar, and when she desperately tries to prove her innocence, no one believes her, so she resorts to dark thinking to get her revenge. This leaves gruesome consequences for her father, Bab'Mzobe.

Tuesday 7 March 2023
Episode 2

Time to Grow


MaMzobe takes drastic action with fatal results for a troublesome person. Siphamandla embarrasses the family when he rocks up at the church drunk and seals his fate. 

Wednesday 8 March 2023
Episode 3

Back to Fault


MaMzobe is infuriated when she learns that she may have had a man killed for nothing when she loses out on a major deal. Siphamandla returns to his wayward ways and Reggie and Xolile cross a line they will never be able to uncross. 

Thursday 9 March 2023
Episode 4

Accused

 
MaMzobe confronts Mthembu about his sabotage, and things turn heated between her and MaNzimande. Siphamandla lands in some trouble that sends him straight to jail and a dead body is found in his possession.

Reggie and Xolile wake up in each other's arms. Maphalala warns the Mthembus of impending danger. They don’t listen. 

Friday 10 March 2023 
Episode 5

He is Gone


A dark cloud falls over the Mthembu family as Maphalala’s warnings come true and a great member of the family takes his last breath, while Siphamandla stews in jail. 
 

Monday 13 March 2023 
Episode 6

Dealing With a Broken Heart


News of Mthembu’s death breaks many hearts, while the two women who loved him dearly suffer the most irreparable heartbreak. Xolile and Reggie continue to play with fire.

Tuesday 14 March 2023 
Episode 7

Circling Vultures


The vultures are slowly circling in for the church leadership position, ready to snatch it from the Mthembus. MaNzimande grapples with her husband's death and is desperate to have Siphamandla return home.

Wednesday 15 March 2023 
Episode 8

Drunk with Power


Khulekani is given interim power and it goes straight to his head like a strong drink. MaMzobe learns of a major secret behind Mthembu's funeral and she's up to her tricks again, using Gabisile. Xolile suspects that she could be pregnant. 

Thursday 16 March 2023 
Episode 9

Farewell Mvelase Part 1


Khulekani goes out of his way to sideline the family and even tries to hijack Mthembu's funeral. MaMzobe and Gabisile pull out an old classic at the funeral, causing quite a stir, while Xolile becomes more and more afraid that she may be pregnant. 

Friday 17 March 2023 
Episode 10

Farewell Mvelase Part 2


Mthembu is buried in secret and Khulekani forces himself to swallow his pride. MaMzobe and Gabisile are up to no good as they pull off an elaborate scheme to sabotage the Mthembus. Xolile's worst fears come true. 
 

Monday 20 March 2023
Episode 11

Power Battle


MaMzobe makes great moves to get Difa installed as the permanent leader of Ithempeli Lenkosi. MaNzimande struggles to get back into normal life now that Mthembu has been buried, while Reggie is frustrated by Xolile's ghosting and he goes to great threats to get her attention. 

Tuesday 21 March 2023 
Episode 12

Careful What You Wish For


MaMzobe learns the hard way to be careful for what she wishes for when Mthembu starts to haunt her. MaNzimande is dealt a nasty blow that they could lose their home and wealth to someone else. Xolile wants to come clean about the pregnancy. 

Wednesday 22 March 2023
Episode 13

Floor Crossing


Just when the church's council has taken a decision about who to ordain as the next leader, factions start to form, but MaNzimande makes sure she has the last say. Xolile finds it hard to conceal her pregnancy. 

Thursday 23 March 2023 
Episode 14

Battle of the First Ladies


MaNzimande decides to take matters into her own hands and she is determined to stop the Gumedes from taking up a permanent position as the leaders of the church, while MaMzobe makes great plans in preparation for her upcoming position as first lady. 

Friday 23 March 2023
Episode 15

Bow to Your Leader


MaMzobe is ready to take up her position as the new queen of the church, but then her moment is shortlived when MaNzimande pulls the rug from under her feet, and presents a surprise that shocks everyone. Difa also delivers a deadly blow to MaMzobe's plans. 
 

Monday 28 March 2023
Episode 16

The Chosen One


When Siphamandla is on the cusp of throwing in the towel regarding the throne, a divine hand reaches out. MaMzobe has one card to play to win back the crown, but it comes with a grave warning. 

Tuesday 28 March 2023 
Episode 17

She is to be Your Wife


Xolile has the rug pulled from under her feet when she is told that her future is being someone else's wife and not Reggie's. MaMzobe goes over Difa's decision and aims to get her way. Siphmandla makes a decision about his future. 

Wednesday 29 March 2023
Episode 18

The New Wife


Reggie finds out that some people will do whatever it takes to push their own agendas. After seeing "positive signs", Siphamandla finally accepts the throne. Gabisile is put in her place, although she's still defiant. 

Thursday 30 March 2023
Episode 19

By Fire By Force


The Mthembus and the Gumedes are excited about the forthcoming lobolo talks and a union between the two families, while MaMzobe keeps yet another developing secret from Difa. A determined Reggie risks all to save Xolile.

Friday 31 March 2023
Episode 20

You Should Listen to The Goat


Reggie and Xolile’s abduction plan backfires, the ending is dire and Mthembus pay lobolo but have nothing to show for it.
 

Premiere episodes of Umkhokha: The Curse air on Mzansi Magic from Mondays to Fridays at 20h30.
 

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1 Comment

Teemap
02 Mar 2023 19:04

Cant wait, i see u took us back thats great . Now we will see Spha' s life before jail


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